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Paying for college may be my least favorite topic in college admissions, but it may also be the most important. When finding colleges that are good fits for my students, we always address affordability – because a college that is a great academic and social...

Recently, the mother of one of my students casually mentioned that her child intended to apply to 20 colleges. My eyes widened, but luckily, I caught myself before blurting out, “no, that’s too many!” So, how many colleges should a student apply to? Before determining how...

I am in the midst of helping my recent college graduate move into her first apartment halfway across the country from our home. Deciding what to bring, what to ship, and what to buy on arrival has been a bit of an ordeal, not to...

At a recent professional conference for educational consultants, I attended a phenomenal presentation about the hyper-education of American students. Families are enrolling children in academic enrichment programs and hiring tutors as early as age three, believing that academic accomplishment is the key to future success....

This summer high school students and their families may take a college road trip, a rite of passage in the college application journey. Of course, families are fortunate, and grateful, that the receding pandemic has made these visits possible again. While a college road trip...

This summer rising high school seniors will be visiting colleges, either in-person or virtually. They will attend an admissions office information session and go on a student-led campus tour; if they are visiting in-person they may check out the bookstore for some swag or the...